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Two Taliaferro County law enforcement officials arrested, charged with marijuana possession

(WJBF) - Two Taliaferro law enforcement officials arrested in Gulf Shores Alabama are accused of smoking marijuana in their unmarked patrol truck.

Chief Deputy Marcus Green and Lead Investigator Marcus Richards were arrested on Saturday night after a 911 complaint of a person urinating in the parking lot near beach access.

Officers with the Gulf Shores Police Department say they found over 10 grams of marijuana in the patrol truck as well as a partially smoked marijuana cigarette. 

Green and Richards are currently out on bond and according to the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office, both men have resigned their position with the county.

WJBF has reached out to Sheriff Richards, he has no comment on the arrest of his son.


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